Do you know that
Medicare does not pay for long term care. The only nationally publicly supported long-term care available to people is Medicaid for which you have to qualify based on income.
For those of you whose plan it is to simply “go on Medicaid” … think again. You’re in a very long line of people who think this is a solution. It is NOT.
Given the statistics, the demographics, the expense of our health care and the way our health care is delivered, the middle class will be sliding en masse into Medicaid fracturing the already slim supports of the Medicaid program.
This is the Elephant in the Room: no where in the US, in no program, is anyone dealing with how to keep the middle class from sliding into Medicaid and poverty.
Big Solution Needed.
We have one.
Mid Atlantic Cohousing is sponsoring a year long Aging in Community Collaboratory*designed to guide cohousers in devising a customized program for their respective community that will allow seniors to age in place right in their cohousing neighborhood.
Led by Janice Blanchard, a nationally known expert on Aging in Community (she coined the phrase with Bill Thomas. She literally wrote the book “Aging in Community”!) we are going to “crack the nut” of what it takes for cohousing to become a national model for aging in place in community.
What can YOU do?
Download the flyer on the first ever AIC Collaboratory. Contact Ann Zabaldo, 202.546.4654 or email: email@example.com
Attend the three sessions being presented by Janice and Ann at the upcoming Aging Better Together conference in Salt Lake City May, 20-21, 2016. Haven’t quite made up your mind to attend this conference? Make it easy. Attend. It will be transformational for you, your community whether forming or completed, for all of us everywhere who are seniors and those of us likely to become seniors cohousing or not.
* Collaboratory: an inclusive learning environment where action learning and action research meet. Participants continue to acquire subject knowledge outside the collaboratory – both through experimental application and developing channels (such as online or blended learning). The collaboratory’s primary aim is to foster collective creativity to address complex issues.
Janice Blanchard is an Aging in Community expert residing
in Denver, COContact Janice BlanchardEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ann Zabaldo is a passionate promoter of cohousing. She was on the develoment team for Eastern Village in Silver Spring, MD and Takoma Village in Washington, DC where she lives. She serves on the Board for MAC.
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